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Goutam Koley

Goutam KoleySamuel R. Rhodes Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. - 2003, Cornell University, Electrical Engineering 
M.S. - 1999, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Electrical Engineering
B.Tech. - 1998, Indian Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering 

Contact Information
Office: 221E Riggs
Office Phone: 864.656.5934
Fax: 864.656.5910

NESL Research Group Website

Professional Background
Dr. Goutam Koley received his B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 1998, M.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, in 1999, and Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 2003. Following his graduation, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, as an Assistant Professor. He was an Associate Professor there from 2009 to 2014, during which time he also served as the Graduate Director for 3 years. He joined Clemson University in 2014 as a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is currently associated with the Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET). Dr. Koley was also a visiting faculty at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2006, and University of Alberta, Canada, in 2012.

Dr. Koley has authored or co-authored more than 50 refereed journal articles, 2 book chapters, and more than 110 conference proceedings and presentations. His research has also resulted in 3 issued patents and 4 invention disclosures. Dr. Koley’s research has been supported by federal funding agencies including the NSF, DOD and NASA, as well as by private industries. Dr. Koley received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2009, as well as several awards from the University of South Carolina for excellence in research. Dr. Koley is a co-founder of 3 start-up companies, a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the APS. He is a reviewer for more than 25 journals, a regular reviewer for NSF and DOE, and is actively involved in organizing IEEE Sensors, IEEE Nano, and IEEE Nanoscale Materials and Devices Conferences.

Research interests
Dr. Koley’s research at the Nanoscale Electronics and Sensors Laboratory (NESL) focuses on the investigation of micro and nanoscale materials for electronic, optical and sensing applications. Specific research topics of current interest are mentioned below.

Synthesis and applications of graphene and other 2D materials:

  • Synthesis of graphene and other emerging 2D materials using chemical vapor deposition, and investigation of their material properties
  • Investigation of graphene and its heterojunctions for nanoscale electronics
  • Graphene heterojunctions for chemical and biological sensing applications

MEMS/NEMS based sensors for physical, chemical and radiological detection:

  • Development of novel MEMS/NEMS sensors based on micro/nanocantilevers and nanostructures
  • Novel sensing methodologies based on multimodal detection
  • Investigation of novel phenomena for ultrasensitive detection of physical parameters and radiation
  • Photoacoustic and photothermal detection of chemical and biological analytes